Coastal Systems & Engineering & Port Development

The Coastal Systems and Engineering and Port Development Chair Group deals with the analysis, design and management of natural and man-made systems in the coastal environment. It deals with the defence, protection and management of coastal zones and the planning and the design of ports and harbours.

Typical aspects include marine dredging and the design of coastal structures such as breakwaters and dikes. The Coastal Engineering Specialization includes coastal erosion, beach protection and nourishment. The Port Development specialization includes nautical operations and logistics.

The Chair Group also aims at improving hydrodynamic and morphological prediction skills that are essential in multidisciplinary environmental impact studies related to large-scale land reclamation or access channel deepening. It also focuses on assessing the effects of sea level rise and climate change on coastal areas, including inlets and estuaries.

EurOtop wave overtopping Symposium

The Symposium of the EurOtop manual on wave overtopping took place on 10 September 2014 at UNESCO-IHE. In addition, Jentsje van der Meer, Professor of Coastal Structures and Ports presented his inaugural address.

The presentations and papers can be downloaded from this page.

AXA Chair in Climate change impacts and Coastal risk

The AXA Chair in Climate change impacts and Coastal risk (CC&CR) at UNESCO-IHE was launched in January 2014 with the granting of an endowed Chair following a successful proposal submitted to the AXA research fund.

Visit the website here.

Staff members

PhD fellows